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Rowan EXL I jackup delivered on time, within budget

Posted on 17 May 2010

Keppel AmFELS sets a perfect track record with the first Rowan rig  delivered on time, within budget with zero incidents.

Keppel AmFELS sets a perfect track record with the first Rowan rig delivered on time, within budget with zero incidents Keppel AmFELS has delivered the Rowan EXL I, the first of Rowan Companies’ four EXL rigs, safely, on time and within budget. The rig is expected to be deployed for work immediately to commence a 10-month contract with McMoRan Exploration Co in the US Gulf of Mexico.

David Russell, Rowan president, said, “With the strengthening demand of higher-specification jackups for deep and difficult wells worldwide, the addition of the Rowan EXL rigs to our premium fleet will augment our asset base and boost our ability to meet the growing needs of our customers.”

Keppel AmFELS is constructing three other similar jackup rigs for Rowan that are capable of operating in 350 ft of water or more and drilling to a depth of 35,000 ft. The EXL is an enhanced LeTourneau Super 116E design suited for drilling high-pressure, high-temperature and extended-reach wells.

Affirming the successful Keppel-Rowan partnership with a firm handshake are, Mr G. S. Tan (left), President & CEO of Keppel AmFELS with Mr David Russell, President of Rowan Drilling Company. Gracing the ceremony are Lady Sponsor, Ms Laurée Moffett, who christened Rowan EXL I, and Father Sinclair Oubre.

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